Dundee Rangers found the net five times against Dundee Thistle as they picked up their fourth win of the season. Both these sides have struggled for form this season but Thistle took the lead after just four minutes through Connor McWilliams, but Rangers were soon in control, with goals from Michael Patterson, Lewis Spoors, Logan Lawson and a brace from Jamie Cameron securing the points for the visitors.
Despite conditions that formed a strong argument for summer football, both sides started brightly. Jamie Cameron was sent in behind the Thistle defence but his effort was well saved by Marc Roy after two minutes.
Two minutes later, Connor McWilliams gave Thistle the lead. Kieran Jamieson sending the striker through on goal, and the number 11 poked the ball past Scott Dyer in the Rangers goal.
The visitors responded well, Cameron once again sent in behind the Thistle backline but this time his effort came off the post. With 18 minutes played Cameron finally got the better of Roy, the Rangers man shot too hot for the keeper handle, as the ball found its way into the net, despite the keeper getting a and on the ball.
Cameron continued to torment the Thistle defence, getting in behind after 20 minutes, but again the forward shot wide. Roy was called into action a minute later, again denying Cameron. Rangers looked to have scored their second after 24 minutes, but Roy did well to push Logan Lawson’s curling shot onto the crossbar.
There was nothing that the keeper could do after the half hour mark, as Rangers took the lead. Michael Patterson racing away from the Thistle defence and firing a low shot into the bottom corner of Roy’s net.
Thistle responded brightly, but Kamil Lesiecki should have done better after 33 minutes as he fired wide. As the half time whistle sounded, both sets of players had done well to make a game of it given the conditions in the first 40 minutes, and it was clear there were more goals to come in this match.